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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Extent Of Sands Hack Remains Unclear

February 14, 2014 10:10 am | by HANNAH DREIER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Nevada Gaming Control Board chairman A.G. Burnett said regulators' first priority after the world's largest casino operator was hacked Monday was to ensure the safety of player information and the integrity of the gambling systems.      

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White House Offers Help To Industry On Cyberattacks

February 13, 2014 3:41 pm | by NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The White House offered to help U.S. businesses protect their computer systems from cyberattacks that President Barack Obama called "one the gravest national security dangers that the United States faces." Officials warned that an attack on critical sectors of the U.S. economy could put the entire country at risk.

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U.S., 26 Countries Launch Effort To Fight Outbreaks

February 13, 2014 3:27 pm | by LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Germs "do not recognize or stop at national borders," Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said as representatives from participating countries, the World Health Organization and other groups met to discuss plans. "A threat anywhere is indeed a threat everywhere."

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AtHoc Interactive Warning System Implemented At Naval Medical Center San Diego

February 12, 2014 1:54 pm | News | Comments

AtHoc, Inc. has announced the AtHoc Interactive Warning System for mass notification and interactive command-wide communications has been implemented at Naval Medical Center San Diego. AtHoc delivers mass notification and daily critical communications via telephone, text and email alerts. 

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Atlanta Prepares For Snow, Freezing Rain

February 11, 2014 10:51 am | by ABC News | Videos | Comments

Forecasters say that Atlanta, and much of Georgia, should expect a major ice storm. In preparation for the storm, residents have already stripped store shelves bare. ABC News reports on the latest.                                                                                      

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New Risk Survey Finds Regulatory Change Tops List Of Risk Concerns For Companies Across Multiple Industries

February 11, 2014 10:38 am | News | Comments

Changes in the regulatory environment and heightened scrutiny by regulators rank at or near the top of risk concerns among corporate leaders regardless of industry, according to Executive Perspectives on Top Risks for 2014, a just-released survey report by global consulting firm Protiviti and the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Initiative at North Carolina State University’s Poole College of Management. 

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Government Report: Cyberattacks Not Coordinated

February 11, 2014 10:26 am | by PETE YOST, Associated Press | News | Comments

A multi-agency government task force looking into cyberattacks against retailers says it has not come across evidence suggesting the attacks are a coordinated campaign to adversely affect the U.S. economy. The National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force says the implications cannot be overstated.

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Speakers' Soapbox: Kimberly Hirsch Discusses Lessons Learned From A Large-Scale Business Continuity Activation

February 11, 2014 9:56 am | by Jonna Mayberry, Editor | Articles | Comments

In the leadup to the 2014 Continuity Insights Management Conference, Continuity Insights asks presenters about their chosen topics and critical business continuity skills. This week we sat down with Kimberly Hirsch from Target to learn more about the importance of real-life case studies and why Harry Connick Jr. would make a good business continuity professional.

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HP Identifies Top Enterprise Security Threats

February 10, 2014 3:59 pm | News | Comments

HP has published the Cyber Risk Report 2013, identifying top enterprise security vulnerabilities and providing analysis of the expanding threat landscape. This year’s report details factors that contributed most to the growing attack surface in 2013 and outlines recommendations for organizations to minimize security risk and the overall impact of attacks.

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GA Gov. Declares State Of Emergency As Storm Looms

February 10, 2014 10:33 am | by KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press | News | Comments

With memories of thousands of vehicles gridlocked for hours on icy metro Atlanta highways fresh in their minds, officials in north Georgia prepared Monday for another round of winter weather, with the governor declaring a state of emergency for 14 counties.

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PA Vendor Confirms Link To Target Data Probe

February 10, 2014 10:28 am | by JOE MANDAK, Associated Press | News | Comments

A western Pennsylvania heating and refrigeration contractor said it was the victim of a "sophisticated cyber attack operation" that is being investigated by the Secret Service and possibly linked to the data breach that enabled hackers to access millions of credit card numbers belonging to Target store customers. 

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Three Arrested In Massive Cyber Bank Heist

February 10, 2014 10:16 am | by the Associated Press | News | Comments

In December 2012 and February 2013, crime ring members in 27 countries allegedly used stolen prepaid MasterCard debit card numbers to withdraw the millions from ATM machines. Several have already been arrested worldwide and two already convicted. 

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Former Federal Official: Attack Was Terrorism

February 6, 2014 9:30 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer | News | Comments

Former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission chairman Jon Wellinghoff said Wednesday an April attack on Silicon Valley's phone lines and power grid was terrorism — despite repeated FBI statements that it had found no indications to back that up. 

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Nine First-Responders Die In Fire That Destroyed Bank Archives

February 5, 2014 1:07 pm | by MICHAEL WARREN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Nine first-responders were killed, seven others injured and two were missing as they battled a fire of unknown origin that destroyed an archive of bank documents in Argentina's capital on Wednesday. The fire at the Iron Mountain warehouse took hours to control and the sprawling building appeared to be ruined. 

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Hotel Manager: Data Breach In Eight States

February 4, 2014 10:47 am | by CHARLES WILSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

A nationwide hotel operator is investigating a suspected data security breach that may have compromised credit card and debit card information of customers who stayed at properties in eight states last year, the company announced Monday.  

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